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Foundations taking a bold leadership role on the public policy front

The Lawson Foundation is a founding member of the Funders Working Group on Early Childhood Development (FWG-ECD), a group of 8 Canadian foundations that regularly come together to talk about the importance of quality early childhood education (ECE) and to look at ways to collaborate. 750 more words

Darlene Lewis

Title: Vocational Teacher (Retired)

Company: Tyler Independent School District

Location: Goleta, Calif.

Nine years before retiring from the educational profession, Darlene Lewis served the Tyler Independent School district as a vocational teacher. 150 more words


Beading & Counting Strips

Busy Bags are activities that are a solo learning hands on things. Best of all they are quiet, things. Stuff that your little one(s) can do on their own once initial instructions are given. 251 more words


Quality in family child care: A focus group study with Canadian providers

This article, published in the Early Childhood Education Journal, discusses the seven key caregiver behaviours and physical space characteristics identified as essential for quality by 62 providers who participated in 12 focus groups across Canada. 25 more words

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Helping children and families "Reach Up": a new training package to support parents

There has been substantial progress in universal primary education since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established in 2000. Globally, the numbers of children entering primary school are increasing. 718 more words

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Ready schools in Pakistan: School & classroom factors associated with children's success in early primary

I am happy to let you all know that I successfully defended my PhD thesis last week. It was an exhilarating experience and an immensely useful discussion with a group of academics whom I truly respect. 889 more words

Early Childhood Development

Modern parenting may hinder brain development

” Studies show that responding to a baby’s needs (not letting a baby “cry it out”) has been shown to influence the development of conscience; positive touch affects stress reactivity, impulse control and empathy; free play in nature influences social capacities and aggression; and a set of supportive caregivers (beyond the mother alone) predicts IQ and ego resilience as well as empathy.” 86 more words